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Who your tax money promotes

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In advance of BC's spring election, the Government of BC's official Flickr account shows the Premier's Office staged 36 events using public resources between December 2016 and April 2017 – at least two-thirds of those photo ops feature examples of Clark posing with BC Liberal donors, using the businesses of BC Liberal donors as backdrops or otherwise promoting events where BC Liberal donors had a clear interest or connections.

The influence of corporate money on Clark's BC Liberal government has been one of the central issues of the 2017 BC election – recent reports have shown the BC government has been lobbied over ten thousand times by BC Liberal donors and 177 donors who gave the BC Liberals $55 million received over $15 billion in government contracts, subsidies and other payouts over the last decade.

Two months ago, the Globe and Mail's editorial board concluded Clark's "BC Liberals ... have become addicted to the money that is sluiced into their coffers every year by supplicant corporations, lobbyists and business owners."

https://www.pressprogress.ca/two_thirds ... ral_donors

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